When Spiderman 3 hit cinemas back in 2007, a lot of people weren’t exactly happy with the way the film handled Eddie Brock/Venom’s story, saying that it was rushed and that Venom’s appearance didn’t resemble that of the Marvel comics. Since then, fans have been waiting for Sony to redeem themselves and give Venom a solo movie. And, on 16th March 2017, they may have done so as it’s been confirmed that Sony will be releasing a Venom stand-alone film(!)
Set to be released on 5th October 2018, it is said to be directed by Alex Kurtzman (The Mummy) and will not be connected to the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Venom first appeared in issues #298-300 of The Amazing Spiderman in 1988. It is an alien symbiote that requires a human host to survive and, in return, it gives the host incredible powers. As a huge fan of Venom, I’m really looking forward to this and I really hope Sony have learnt from their mistakes.
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